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“A Doctrine that Nourished the Hopes of the Nonwhite Races”: Vasconcelos, Mestizaje’s Travels, and US Latino Politics

Juliet Hooker

in Theorizing Race in the Americas: Douglass, Sarmiento, Du Bois, and Vasconcelos

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780190633691
eISBN:
9780190633714
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190633691.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Political Theory

This chapter traces the development of José Vasconcelos’s enormously influential conception of Latin American mestizaje as an anti-colonial ideology developed in response to US imperialism. It shows ... More


Science and the (Meta)Physical Body: A Critique of Positivism in the Vasconcelian Utopia

David S. Dalton

in Mestizo Modernity: Race, Technology, and the Body in Post-Revolutionary Mexico

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781683400394
eISBN:
9781683400523
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9781683400394.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

Chapter 1 discusses José Vasconcelos’s notion of a cosmic race through a posthuman reading of his seminal essay The Cosmic Race [La raza cósmica] (1925) and his largely forgotten play Prometeo ... More


The Limits of the Cosmic Race: Immigrant and Nation in Mexico, 1850–1950

Jürgen Buchenau

in Immigration and National Identities in Latin America

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780813060002
eISBN:
9780813050461
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813060002.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter analyzes endogenous factors that affected the degree of integration of immigrants into the Mexican national polity. In comparison to that in the United States, Mexico’s small yet ... More


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